We all know how relaxing the smell of lavender is right? It seems to soothe from the outside in. Lavender is one of our most popular fragrances, which makes me wonder, do all of you lavender lover know the benefits of lavender?
Below I've complied a list of four beneficial aspects of lavender:
I said you should get into bed with lavender, and here's the first reason why. Lavender is known to soothe, and it really does.
A study conducted by University of South Hampton in the UK found that lavender aids in reducing the effects of insomnia. This double blind study, though inconclusive due to its small size, indicated that lavender is in fact a viable option for natural treatment for insomnia. You can find this study HERE.
Lavender is thought to help induce sleep, sounds like a good addition to any bedtime routine.
According to dermatologists and aromaterapists, lavender essential oil is one of the most helpful oils in the treatment of acne. Lavender's beneficial aspects for acne can be greatly attributed to its antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics. The gentle detoxification provided by lavender helps to heal and prevent acne, and research has even proven its ability to speed recovery from canker sores!
Healing Insect Bites, Burns, and More:
According to a study published in the European Journal of Neurology, a significant reduction in pain and frequency was noted by people who inhaled lavender oil for 15 minutes . One of the most widely recognized natural treatments for headaches is to combine lavender and peppermint oils and rub them along the back of the neck, the temples, and the forehead, along with inhalation. Here I will add that showering with one of Kilted Suds Lavender Soaps will expose you to the essential oil for however long you wash. Consider a soap such as our Lavender Mint, which our customers love for headaches.
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As with all natural alternatives and treatments, side effects can and do exist. Before self-medicating with anything, even natural options, always consult a doctor.